Someday we may not need to worry about the amount of data storage we have. Dutch scientists, at the technical university of Delft, have come up with a means of storing data on an atomic scale. With this new innovation, each atom represents a bit. The Dutch scientists have made 1 kilobyte of data storage in a space smaller than 100 nanometers across.  This atomic data storage is 500-times denser than current storage technology.

This memory storage system works by placing a chlorine atom on a copper surface. When chlorine atoms are on top of copper they form a square grid. The storage system works by having a hole in the grid. This hole can be moved to form different binary numbers.

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